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Family of Ellen G. EICHELBERGER (9) & William F. RODMAN

14. Susan V. RODMAN. Born on 15 Mar 1895 in Lanc Co, PA.[72] Susan V. died in Lanc Co, PA on 16 Apr 1955; she was 60.[73] Buried in Brunnerville Cemetery, Warwick Twp, Lanc Co, PA.[73] Occupation: Worked in shoe factory.

Resided in Elm (near Clay), Lanc Co, PA

Susan V. married Elmer E. HOLLINGER. Born on 23 Sep 1879.[73] Elmer E. died in Lanc Co, PA on 5 May 1963; he was 83.[73] Buried in Brunnerville Cemetery, Warwick Twp, Lanc Co, PA.[73]

They had the following children:
i. Edith.
Edith married Paul FIND.
ii. Sarah (Private) Sarah married Richard Wanner.
iii. Dena.
Dena married Donald ERWIN.
iv. Ruth.
v. Amy.
vi. Norma.
vii. Ellsworth (Oppie) E.. Born in 1925 in Lanc Co, PA.[74] Ellsworth (Oppie) E. died in France on 27 Jan 1945; he was 20.[75] Buried in France.[73]

BADLY WOUNDED: Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hollinger, Ephrata R1, near Clay, were notified by the War Department that their son, Pfc. Ellsworth E. Hollinger, nineteen, was seriously wounded in Germany Dec 17. Pfc. Hollinger was with the First Army in Germany. He was inducted into the Army in Dec 1942, and received his basic training at Fort Eustis, Va, Camp Edwards, Mass, and Salt Ste. Marie, Mich. He was sent overseas from Ft. George late in May.

OBIT: A Lancaster County service man was killed in action and a second was fatally wounded in the European Theater _____Operations, according to War Department reports received by their families over the weekend. Pfc. Ellsworth E. Hollinger, twenty, died in France, Jan 27 of wounds received in Germany Dec 17, the War Department notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Hollinger, Ephrata R1, near Clay. The youthful soldier, attached to the 79th Division of the First Army, last wrote his parents, Jan19, from a hospital somewhere in France. A graduate of Warwick Township High School, Pfc. Hollinger entered the service in December 1942, and received his basic training at Fort Eustis, Va. and Camp Edwards, Mass. He spent eight months with a coast artillery unit at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and arrived overseas in June, 1944. Before entering the service he was employed by the Animal Trap Co. of America, at Lititz. Besides his parents, he is survived by the following sisters: Edith, wife of Paul Find, Millersville, R1; Sara, wife of Richard Wanner, Hopeland; Dena, wife of Donald Erwin, Lititz, R1; and Ruth, Amy, and Norma, at home; a half-sister, Mrs. Mary Spoo, Rothsville, and a half-brother, Arthur Hollingsworth , _____, R1.

Daily Intelligencer Journal, Monday, Feb. 19, 1945, Lancaster, PA - DEATHS:
HOLLINGER, Pfc. Ellsworth E., twenty, Ephrata R1, near Clay, fatally wounded in action in Germany.
viii. Stella.
ix. Mary.
Half-sister.
x. Arthur.
Half-brother.

15. Cora I. RODMAN. Born on 5 Mar 1899 in Lanc Co, PA.[76] Cora I. died in Lanc Co, PA on 10 May 1992; she was 93.[77] Buried in Mellinger's Cemetery, Lanc Co, PA.[77]

Cora I. married Bertram Roy SHEAFFER.

They had the following children:
i. Bertram Leroy (Sonny).
20 ii. Esta June (Essie)
iii. Robert.

16. Ellen Nora RODMAN. Born on 1 Nov 1906 in Brunnerville, Warwick Twp, Lanc Co, PA.[78] Ellen Nora died in Lancaster, Lanc Co, PA on 4 Apr 1949; she was 42.[79] Buried in Conestoga Memorial Cemetery, Lanc Co,PA.[64] Occupation: Soda Fountain Clerk, McCroy Five & Dime Store. Religion: Evangelical United Brethern.

NOTE: Ellen Nora Rodman was raised by Ella Rodman Suter after her mother, Ellen Eichelberger Rodman, died in 1913. The following is a letter written to me by my mother, Betty Jane Christ Jacobs, unfortunately not dated, probably 1998/99: "Joyce - You mentioned about my grandfather Rodman having quite a few brothers and sisters. We were talking about Aunt Ellie Suter (who took my mother after her mother died), Harvey Rodman, and an aunt I couldn't think of her name. It was Aunt Annie Heisley. So guess it was Anna. I remember visiting her when I was a kid & she later lived with her daughter on Ross St. Aunt Ellie had a daughter Ruth & in later years when Aunt Ellie visited my mom & dad I remember Ruth would have nothing to do with Aunt Ellie & Aunt Annie's husband divorced Aunt Annie & married Ruth. That was an uncle through marriage marrying a niece. Another thing about it being a small world. When I met Dad & somehow by talking about the Jacobs to Aunt Ellie, we learned her husband (Suter) was a railroader & knew the Barrs. It was Aunt Ellie that told us about Auntie El's husband running away with Grandpa Jacobs' mother. When we told Grandma Jacobs about this she said that was right but not to mention it to Grandpa. Aunt Ellie wasn't very nice to my mom when my mom was growing up but she was sorry for that and really looked to my mom in later years. Was funny too that one time my mom was in the hospital with a blood clot and Aunt Ellie was in the hospital too in a bed right across from my mom. Aunt Ellie died there. My mom had some relation by name of Rapp & Rose Rapp gave dancing lessons & when I was young I took some tap dancing lessons from her. Only trouble was I had 2 left feet. Ha. Ha. Thought you might enjoy this little bit of news. These are the only aunts & uncles I can remember that my mom had. Happy searching. Love Mom" (NOTE: Ella Rodman Suter was the sister of William F. Rodman who was Ellen Nora Rodman's father; William Rodman m Ellen Eichelberger.)

Ellen's nickname on the Rodman side was "Ella", and on the Christ side she was called "Tiny".

Medical: Cause of death was an embolism or bloodclot in the brain.

On 18 Aug 1923 when Ellen Nora was 16, she married John Buch CHRIST, in Lancaster, Lanc Co, PA.[80] Charles H. Holzinger, Minister. Born on 25 Oct 1900 in East Petersburg, Lanc Co, PA.[81] John Buch died in Lancaster, Lanc Co, PA on 2 May 1963; he was 62.[79] Buried in Conestoga Memorial Cemetery, Lanc Co, PA.[64] Occupation: Drove horse & wagon for S.S. Bertz Hauling Co; truck driver for Gulf Oil Co. from which he retired. Religion: Evangelical United Brethern.

John met Ellen Rodman while driving horse & wagon for S. S. Bertz Hauling Co. From the alley beside the McCroy Five & Dime Store he could look down into the soda fountain area where she worked.

6 Apr 1942, mentioned in father's obit, living in Lancaster.

Medical: Cause of death was cancer of liver

They had the following children:
21 i. Betty Jane (Private)
22 ii. Chester Rodman (1926-1989)

17. Andrew W. RODMAN. Born on 20 Nov 1907 in Brunnerville, Lanc Co, PA.[82],[83] Andrew W. died in Lanc Co, PA on 3 Dec 1997; he was 90.[84] Buried in Mellinger's Mennonite Cemetery, Lanc Co, PA.[83] Occupation: Truck Driver.

OBIT: ANDREW RODMAN, 90, COMPANY DRIVER - Andrew Rodman, 90, of the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, formerly of 1930 Blue Ridge Drive, died Wednesday at the home after a brief illness. Rodman worked 29 years as a delivery driver for the former H. M. Stauffer & Sons. He previously was a driver for the former Eshelman Feed Co. He retired in 1973. He enjoyed building doll houses and fishing. His wife, Kathryn Stonesifer Rodman, died in 1985. Born in Warwick Township, he was the son of the late William F. and Ella Eichelberger Rodman. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia A., wife of John Weaver of Ephrata; a stepdaughter, L. Jean, wife of Warren Hambleton of Lancaster; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

OBIT: RODMAN - Entered into rest in Manheim Twp, PA on December 3, 1997. ANDREW RODMAN, husband of the late Kathryn Stonesifer Rodman, of 1520 Harrisburg Pk., Lancaster, formerly of 1930 Blue Ridge Drive, Lancaster, in his 91st year. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from The Funeral Home of Fred. F. Groff, Inc., 234 West Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Chaplain Richard H. Frank officiating. Interment in Mellingers Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call at Groffs from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

NOTE: Andrew was raised by his grandparents, Henry and Susanna Fasnacht Rodman, at Greenbanks, New Holland, PA. (house and school on Ranck and Wallace Roads).

On 7 Sep 1939 when Andrew W. was 31, he married Nellie Kathryn STONESIFER.[51] Born on 10 May 1907 in Hanover, York Co, PA.[51] Nellie Kathryn died in Lanc Co, PA on 23 Sep 1985; she was 78.[51]

They had one child:
23 i. Patricia Ann (Private)


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